Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Very Thankful

Because tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I'll be cooking all day, I thought today would be a better time to write my Thanksgiving post.  I'm so excited for tomorrow, I love Thanksgiving.  I love to cook and feed people, I love gathering the folks I love.  It's stressful, but also so peaceful, and fun and delicious all rolled up and baked into one giant turkey, which I have named Frank.  It's Franksgiving at our house tomorrow.  And I'm also excited because I'm making not only a 15lb turkey named Frank for 5 people (one of which is a vegetarian), but also because I'm making not one, not two, but three different potato dishes.  At first I thought, no, I won't make that third dish, three potato dishes at one meal is ridiculous, but then I say, hey, it's Franksgiving and if there was ever a meal that could get away with three different potato dishes, it's this one.  So I'm totally doing it.  There will be mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and funeral potatoes.  YUM!

Enough about the food though. I wanted to say that I have so much to be thankful for this year.  I have an amazing wife who is doing a great job growing our little boy.  I am so lucky to have her and so lucky that even after almost ten years together we are still so happy and so in love.  I am so thankful for my baby boy, who joins us in just about two months!  I am so excited to meet him and love him and have our family grow.  I am so thankful for all of our friends and family who are so supportive and loving.  We wouldn't be having this baby without them, it takes village afterall, and our village is pretty extraordinary.  And last, I have to say that I am thankful for all of you who read this blog, who follow along on our adventures, who support and encourage us.  We started this blog for us, just something to document our life and this process and we have made some great friends along the way and really feel like we are part of a larger community, which is not something we ever expected.  Thank you for reading and being a part of our life.  I hope that your Thanksgiving is happy, full of good food and most importantly, full of love.